road accidents

road accidents

Has the time finally come for the driverless car?

www.washingtonpost.com
The driverless car is one of those rare innovations that have quickly gained the support of just about everyone. Futurists love them for their potential to radically transform the future of transportation. Transportation planners love them for their ability to reduce congestion and gridlock. Safety advocates love them for...
Has the time finally come for the driverless car?

Zambia's road safety agency battles bad behaviour behind the wheel

www.guardian.co.uk
The number of traffic accidents is falling, but lack of awareness – from drivers and pedestrians – is a stumbling blockThe Great East road, which runs all the way from the Zambian capital Lusaka to Malawi, goes past the University of Zambia just outside the city centre. Once a two-lane...
Zambia's road safety agency battles bad behaviour behind the wheel

GE and NFL take the wraps off their $40M research project for tackling concussions

gigaom.com
Amid rising concern about the long-term effects of concussions, GE and the National Football League on Monday unveiled a $40 million research initiative and $20 million “open innovation challenge” aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injuries. About a month ago, in the midst of all the...
GE and NFL take the wraps off their $40M research project for tackling concussions

Google's self-guided car could drive the next wave of unemployment

www.guardian.co.uk
Advances such as the driverless car are no longer the stuff of sci-fi. They could soon make many human skills worthlessAlmost without noticing it, our world crossed a significant threshold last week. Jerry Brown, the governor of California, signed into law a bill that will allow driverless cars on to...
Google's self-guided car could drive the next wave of unemployment

How technology is changing the way we think about security

www.guardian.co.uk
Big data means new tool and techniques to measure and use it, but it also means odds against security professionals are risingJust over a year ago, I stood before my industry peers at the RSA Conference 2012 and proclaimed that "the age of big data has now arrived in security"....
How technology is changing the way we think about security

Volvo plans self-driving cars in 2014, envisions accident-free fleet by 2020.

www.engadget.com
Long hailed as one of the safest car producers in the world, Volvo hopes to retain that reputation by introducing vehicles that can avoid passenger injuries on their own by the year 2020. Its plans hinge on eliminating the largest cause of road accidents -- the drivers themselves. The...
Volvo plans self-driving cars in 2014, envisions accident-free fleet by 2020.
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